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Why the U.S. Culture of Colonial Extraction Is Making People Sick and Destroying the Planet

Rupa Marya, a physician and musician, studies how social structures impact health. She says colonial capitalism fractures the critical relationships that keep us healthy. By April M. Short A widespread culture of isolation and disconnection from our bodies, each other…

The ‘pass’ violates the fundamental principles of our Republic

By Barbara Stiegler (*) For the past 15 years, I have been teaching ethics and public health to caregivers who come to the university for training. Together, we try to understand why “free and informed consent” has become the cornerstone…

Locked in and neglected: more human rights violations in the Samos hotspot

With a new report, Still I Rise denounces the discrimination and mistreatment suffered by refugees and asylum seekers in Greece during the management of the COVID-19 emergency Throughout the pandemic, asylum seekers residing in the Samos hotspot were subjected to…

A warning from 900 psychologists and psychiatrists

“This Press Release is the outcome of observations, debates, experiences and studies made by psychologists, psychotherapists and psychiatrists concerned about the negative consequences of some of the measures adopted to address and contrast the spread of COVID-19, which may not…

Chronicle of the Ordinary Giants n°2

It was a strange feeling when I woke up this morning. The impression that everything was normal. A gentle normality. But nevertheless, a bit like a nearly flat brain. In fact, a normality that was almost anaesthetized and, in the…

Chronicle of the Ordinary Giants n°1

A few days ago, on March 11, we celebrated the “1 year” of our global and official entry into the pandemic (subsequently qualified as an epidemic, that’s another story). When I say “we”, it is really us, all humans, humanity. One year…

The Nationality of a Virus

By G. M. Tamás[1] As was to be expected, authoritarian governments in Eastern Europe have used the coronavirus epidemic as a pretext to enlarge, to extend, to harden their power and, in the case of Hungary, to finally put the…